Jr. Panther Representation on Team Ontario
(Oct 3, 2023 Aurora, Ontario) – The Central York Panthers would like to
congratulate our 2023-24 Jr Panthers Hailey Maguire and Cheyenne Degeer on
being selected to represent Team Ontario at the National Women’s U18
Championship being held in Dawson Creek, British Columbia from Nov 5-11.
They were both selected to be on Team
Ontario Blue (Ontario sends two teams, one is Team Blue and other is Team Red).
Eight provincial and regional teams - Alberta, Atlantic, British Columbia,
Manitoba, Ontario Red, Ontario Blue, Quebec, and Saskatchewan - compete for
gold and national bragging rights. These players went through a prolonged process that involved them
being monitored throughout the past two years at various events, as well as an
intensive 4-day selection camp back in the summer. They both ultimately passed
all of these challenges with flying colours and showed Team Ontario that they
are both worthy of representing the OWHA at the upcoming U18 Nationals.
In addition to these players, we are also
very excited to announce that Avery Johnston, Ella Newman-Mixon, Kenzie Lehman,
and Izzy Whynot were also selected to attend the Team Ontario camp this
upcoming weekend, Oct 6-9. These four players will all be on an additional team
of 2007 born players that will compete against Team Red and Team Blue over the
course of this upcoming weekend to get Team Red and Blue ready for the U18
Nationals. Being named to this 2007 team means a great deal to our Panthers as
they are being watched for future Team Ontario opportunities.
All of these players are very excited to
represent the Panther organization at such a prestigious event. Something like
this does not happen overnight. It takes years of work and these players are
great examples to our Panthers that anything is possible. To add to this impressive announcement
is the fact that the Panthers have never sent more than 2 players to this High
Performance final camp. The fact that the Panthers have 6 players going to such
an elite camp is an amazing accomplishment for these players and shows everyone
that there is great work being done here in Central York by the players,
coaches, and support staff. We are thrilled to be able to make this
announcement for Hailey, Cheyenne, Avery, Ella, Kenzie, and Izzy! Good luck
Panthers and enjoy this amazing experience!